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Oral Presentations

text of unpublished presentations

page updated November 13, 2019


 Index to Oral Presentations

This page is the index for transcripts of selected conference talks, discussions, lectures, product demonstrations, and other unpublished presentations by or about Learning Sites, its goals, it methods, or its projects. Items are listed in reverse chronological order.

2018   3D Modeling and Virtual Heritage: the case of ancient Nineveh. Presented as invited speaker by Donald H. Sanders, PhD, at the Creating and Recreating Nineveh symposium held at the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden, the Netherlands, on January 22.


2016   Virtual Heritage to the Rescue. Presented as invited speaker by Donald H. Sanders, PhD, at the Protecting Cultural Heritage in an Uncertain Time, symposium sponsored by New York University, held in Washington DC, on October 26. The link above will bring you to the conference Website; to listen to Sanders' talk, please scroll down to Panel 2 and start the video at the 34:53 mark.


2014   Beyond Pretty Pictures of the Past: the benefits of virtual heritage. Presented by Donald H. Sanders, PhD, at the 79th annual meetings of the Society of American Archaeology, Austin, Texas, on April 24.


2007   3D Virtual Reality: the virtual site museum. Presented as invited speaker by Donald H. Sanders, PhD, at the annual meetings of the Mountain-Plains Museum Association, Fargo, North Dakota, on September 13.


2007   How Virtual Archaeology Envisions the Ancient Near East. Presented as invited speaker by Donald H. Sanders, PhD, for the Stigler Lectureship, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA, on March 29.


2006   The Benefit of 3D Computer Graphics for the Historical Sciences. Presented as invited speaker by Donald H. Sanders, PhD, at The Computer: The Once and Future Medium for the Social Sciences and Humanities symposium, Toronto, Canada, on May 30.


2005   Making Virtual Heritage Work: insights after a decade. Presented as invited speaker by Donald H. Sanders, PhD, at the Workshop on Digital Archaeology: A New Paradigm for Visualizing the Past Through Computing and Information Technology, held at Mussoorie, India, November 9-13.


2004   The Citadel at Nimrud: An Interactive Virtual Reality Model. Presented by Samuel M. Paley, PhD, and Donald H. Sanders, PhD, at the annual meetings of the Archaeological Institute of America, San Francisco, on January 2-5.


2002   Virtual Realities as Storytelling Enhancements for Museums and Archaeological Parks. Presented as an invited keynote speaker by Donald H. Sanders, PhD, at a European Commission Eureka! conference entitled Advancing Archaeological Sites: exploring technology and the theme park experience, Thessaloniki, Greece, on March 14-15.


2001   The Tourist and the Time; Machine: are visitors and staff ready for on-site real-time virtual reconstructions? Presented as an invited keynote speaker by Donald H. Sanders, PhD, at a European Commission Eureka! workshop entitled Advancing Archaeological Sites: exploring technology and the theme park experience, Chania, Crete, Greece, on December 13-14.


2001   From the Conjectural to the Structural: reconstructing ancient architecture as 3D computer models Presented by Donald H. Sanders, PhD, at the annual meetings of the Society for American Archaeology, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, on April 21.


2000   The Assyrian Palaces at Nimrud: Digital Publication Projects and the Implications for Archaeology and Education on the Web. Presented by Samuel M. Paley, PhD, and Donald H. Sanders, PhD, at a conference entitled Ancient Studies -- New Technology: The World Wide Web and Scholarly Research, Communication, and Publication in Ancient, Byzantine, and Medieval Studies, Salve Regina University, Newport, Rhode Island, USA, on December 8-10.


2000   Museums and Virtual Reality: ambivalence, awareness, action. Presented as invited keynote speaker by Donald H. Sanders, PhD, at the annual meetings of the International Society of Virtual Systems and Multimedia, Gifu, Japan, on October 4.


2000   Beyond the Codex: using Java, virtual reality, and computer-animation for archaeological publication and research. Presented by Donald H. Sanders, PhD, at the annual meetings of the Society for American Archaeology, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, on April 7.


1999   A Virtual Visit to the Northwest Palace of Ashurnasirpal. Presented by Samuel M. Paley, PhD, and Donald H. Sanders, PhD, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, on December 10.


1996   Virtual Reality as a Vehicle for Teaching in Public Schools. Presented as an invited speaker by Donald H. Sanders, PhD, at the Northern Institute, National Institute of Canada, Excellence in Education Forum, Dallas, Texas, USA, on August 15, 1996. This is one of the earliest and most comprehensive accounts of the new field of virtual reality and its applications.